draw


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Draw \Draw\, v. i.
   1. To pull; to exert strength in drawing anything; to have
      force to move anything by pulling; as, a horse draws well;
      the sails of a ship draw well.
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   Note: A sail is said to draw when it is filled with wind.
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   2. To draw a liquid from some receptacle, as water from a
      well.
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            The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to
            draw with, and the well is deep.      --John iv. 11.
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   3. To exert an attractive force; to act as an inducement or
      enticement.
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            Keep a watch upon the particular bias of their
            minds, that it may not draw too much. --Addison.
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   4. (Med.) To have efficiency as an epispastic; to act as a
      sinapism; -- said of a blister, poultice, etc.
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   5. To have draught, as a chimney, flue, or the like; to
      furnish transmission to smoke, gases, etc.
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   6. To unsheathe a weapon, especially a sword.
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            So soon as ever thou seest him, draw; and as thou
            drawest, swear horrible.              --Shak.
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   7. To perform the act, or practice the art, of delineation;
      to sketch; to form figures or pictures. "Skill in
      drawing." --Locke.
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   8. To become contracted; to shrink. "To draw into less room."
      --Bacon.
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   9. To move; to come or go; literally, to draw one's self; --
      with prepositions and adverbs; as, to draw away, to move
      off, esp. in racing, to get in front; to obtain the lead
      or increase it; to draw back, to retreat; to draw level,
      to move up even (with another); to come up to or overtake
      another; to draw off, to retire or retreat; to draw on, to
      advance; to draw up, to form in array; to draw near, draw
      nigh, or draw towards, to approach; to draw together, to
      come together, to collect.
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   10. To make a draft or written demand for payment of money
       deposited or due; -- usually with on or upon.
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             You may draw on me for the expenses of your
             journey.                             --Jay.
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   11. To admit the action of pulling or dragging; to undergo
       draught; as, a carriage draws easily.
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   12. To sink in water; to require a depth for floating.
       "Greater hulks draw deep." --Shak.
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   To draw to a head.
       (a) (Med.) To begin to suppurate; to ripen, as a boil.
       (b) Fig.: To ripen, to approach the time for action; as,
           the plot draws to a head.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Draw \Draw\, n.
   1. The act of drawing; draught.
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   2. A lot or chance to be drawn.
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   3. the act of drawing a lot or chance. "The luck of the
      draw."
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   3. A drawn game or battle, etc; a tied game; a tie. [Colloq.]
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   4. That part of a bridge which may be raised, swung round, or
      drawn aside; the movable part of a drawbridge. See the
      Note under Drawbridge. [U.S.]
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   5. The result of drawing, or state of being drawn; specif.:
      (a) A drawn battle, game, or the like.
      (b) The spin or twist imparted to a ball, or the like, by
          a drawing stroke.
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   6. That which is drawn or is subject to drawing.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

draw \draw\ (dr[add]), v. t. [imp. Drew (dr[udd]); p. p.
   Drawn (dr[add]n); p. pr. & vb. n. Drawing.] [OE.
   dra[yogh]en, drahen, draien, drawen, AS. dragan; akin to
   Icel. & Sw. draga, Dan. drage to draw, carry, and prob. to
   OS. dragan to bear, carry, D. dragen, G. tragen, Goth.
   dragan; cf. Skr. dhraj to move along, glide; and perh. akin
   to Skr. dhar to hold, bear. [root]73. Cf. 2d Drag, Dray a
   cart, 1st Dredge.]
   1. To cause to move continuously by force applied in advance
      of the thing moved; to pull along; to haul; to drag; to
      cause to follow.
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            He cast him down to ground, and all along
            Drew him through dirt and mire without remorse.
                                                  --Spenser.
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            He hastened to draw the stranger into a private
            room.                                 --Sir W.
                                                  Scott.
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            Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the
            judgment seats?                       --James ii. 6.
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            The arrow is now drawn to the head.   --Atterbury.
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   2. To influence to move or tend toward one's self; to
      exercise an attracting force upon; to call towards itself;
      to attract; hence, to entice; to allure; to induce.
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            The poet
            Did feign that Orpheus drew trees, stones, and
            floods.                               --Shak.
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            All eyes you draw, and with the eyes the heart.
                                                  --Dryden.
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   3. To cause to come out for one's use or benefit; to extract;
      to educe; to bring forth; as:
      (a) To bring or take out, or to let out, from some
          receptacle, as a stick or post from a hole, water from
          a cask or well, etc.
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                The drew out the staves of the ark. --2 Chron.
                                                  v. 9.
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                Draw thee waters for the siege.   --Nahum iii.
                                                  14.
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                I opened the tumor by the point of a lancet
                without drawing one drop of blood. --Wiseman.
      (b) To pull from a sheath, as a sword.
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                I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy
                them.                             --Ex. xv. 9.
      (c) To extract; to force out; to elicit; to derive.
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                Spirits, by distillations, may be drawn out of
                vegetable juices, which shall flame and fume of
                themselves.                       --Cheyne.
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                Until you had drawn oaths from him. --Shak.
      (d) To obtain from some cause or origin; to infer from
          evidence or reasons; to deduce from premises; to
          derive.
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                We do not draw the moral lessons we might from
                history.                          --Burke.
      (e) To take or procure from a place of deposit; to call
          for and receive from a fund, or the like; as, to draw
          money from a bank.
      (f) To take from a box or wheel, as a lottery ticket; to
          receive from a lottery by the drawing out of the
          numbers for prizes or blanks; hence, to obtain by good
          fortune; to win; to gain; as, he drew a prize.
      (g) To select by the drawing of lots.
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                Provided magistracies were filled by men freely
                chosen or drawn.                  --Freeman.
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   4. To remove the contents of; as:
      (a) To drain by emptying; to suck dry.
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                Sucking and drawing the breast dischargeth the
                milk as fast as it can generated. --Wiseman.
      (b) To extract the bowels of; to eviscerate; as, to draw a
          fowl; to hang, draw, and quarter a criminal.
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                In private draw your poultry, clean your tripe.
                                                  --King.
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   5. To take into the lungs; to inhale; to inspire; hence,
      also, to utter or produce by an inhalation; to heave.
      "Where I first drew air." --Milton.
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            Drew, or seemed to draw, a dying groan. --Dryden.
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   6. To extend in length; to lengthen; to protract; to stretch;
      to extend, as a mass of metal into wire.
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            How long her face is drawn!           --Shak.
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            And the huge Offa's dike which he drew from the
            mouth of Wye to that of Dee.          --J. R. Green.
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   7. To run, extend, or produce, as a line on any surface;
      hence, also, to form by marking; to make by an instrument
      of delineation; to produce, as a sketch, figure, or
      picture.
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   8. To represent by lines drawn; to form a sketch or a picture
      of; to represent by a picture; to delineate; hence, to
      represent by words; to depict; to describe.
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            A flattering painter who made it his care
            To draw men as they ought to be, not as they are.
                                                  --Goldsmith.
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            Can I, untouched, the fair one's passions move,
            Or thou draw beauty and not feel its power? --Prior.
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   9. To write in due form; to prepare a draught of; as, to draw
      a memorial, a deed, or bill of exchange.
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            Clerk, draw a deed of gift.           --Shak.
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   10. To require (so great a depth, as of water) for floating;
       -- said of a vessel; to sink so deep in (water); as, a
       ship draws ten feet of water.
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   11. To withdraw. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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             Go wash thy face, and draw the action. --Shak.
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   12. To trace by scent; to track; -- a hunting term.
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   13. (Games)
       (a) (Cricket) To play (a short-length ball directed at
           the leg stump) with an inclined bat so as to deflect
           the ball between the legs and the wicket.
       (b) (Golf) To hit (the ball) with the toe of the club so
           that it is deflected toward the left.
       (c) (Billiards) To strike (the cue ball) below the center
           so as to give it a backward rotation which causes it
           to take a backward direction on striking another
           ball.
       (d) (Curling) To throw up (the stone) gently.
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   14. To leave (a contest) undecided; as, the battle or game
       was drawn. "Win, lose, or draw."
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   Note: Draw, in most of its uses, retains some shade of its
         original sense, to pull, to move forward by the
         application of force in advance, or to extend in
         length, and usually expresses an action as gradual or
         continuous, and leisurely. We pour liquid quickly, but
         we draw it in a continued stream. We force compliance
         by threats, but we draw it by gradual prevalence. We
         may write a letter with haste, but we draw a bill with
         slow caution and regard to a precise form. We draw a
         bar of metal by continued beating.
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   To draw a bow, to bend the bow by drawing the string for
      discharging the arrow.

   To draw a cover, to clear a cover of the game it contains.
      

   To draw a curtain, to cause a curtain to slide or move,
      either closing or unclosing. "Night draws the curtain,
      which the sun withdraws." --Herbert.

   To draw a line, to fix a limit or boundary.

   To draw back, to receive back, as duties on goods for
      exportation.

   To draw breath, to breathe. --Shak.

   To draw cuts or To draw lots. See under Cut, n.

   To draw in.
       (a) To bring or pull in; to collect.
       (b) To entice; to inveigle.

   To draw interest, to produce or gain interest.

   To draw off, to withdraw; to abstract. --Addison.

   To draw on, to bring on; to occasion; to cause. "War which
      either his negligence drew on, or his practices procured."
      --Hayward.

   To draw (one) out, to elicit cunningly the thoughts and
      feelings of another.

   To draw out, to stretch or extend; to protract; to spread
      out. -- "Wilt thou draw out thine anger to all
      generations?" --Ps. lxxxv. 5. "Linked sweetness long drawn
      out." --Milton.

   To draw over, to cause to come over, to induce to leave one
      part or side for the opposite one.

   To draw the longbow, to exaggerate; to tell preposterous
      tales.

   To draw (one) to or To draw (one) on to (something), to
      move, to incite, to induce. "How many actions most
      ridiculous hast thou been drawn to by thy fantasy?"
      --Shak.

   To draw up.
       (a) To compose in due form; to draught; to form in
           writing.
       (b) To arrange in order, as a body of troops; to array.
           "Drawn up in battle to receive the charge." --Dryden.

   Syn: To Draw, Drag.

   Usage: Draw differs from drag in this, that drag implies a
          natural inaptitude for drawing, or positive
          resistance; it is applied to things pulled or hauled
          along the ground, or moved with toil or difficulty.
          Draw is applied to all bodies moved by force in
          advance, whatever may be the degree of force; it
          commonly implies that some kind of aptitude or
          provision exists for drawing. Draw is the more general
          or generic term, and drag the more specific. We say,
          the horses draw a coach or wagon, but they drag it
          through mire; yet draw is properly used in both cases.
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